9 Traditional Summer Day Camps in Northern Westchester
The clocks have officially sprung ahead and the temperatures are slowly on the rise. Spring is in the air (finally!) and for many of us, that means locking down a choice summer camp where our kids can play and learn in a fun, nurturing environment. Last week we told you about traditional day camps in Southern Westchester. Now we're turning our focus to the northern part of the county.
Our round-up of traditional summer camps in Northern Westchester includes nine camps that incorporate all aspects of providing an amazing summer experience with expansive grounds, modern facilities and a wide variety of programming sure to please any camper. Read on for our top picks for fun and educational day camps in Westchester's northern towns and villages.
Also, don't forget to check out our new Westchester Camp Directory, full of information for camps of all kinds in and around Westchester. Plus we continuously update our Summer Camp Guide to keep you up-to-date on the latest camp offerings.
Breezemont Day Camp - Armonk
Founded in 1936, Breezemont Day Camp is one of Westchester’s first traditional day camps creating valuable summer experiences that have families returning generation after generation for lifelong memories and fun. Set on 15 lush acres in beautiful Armonk, Breezemont is the only camp in the region that can boast its own lake! Used for boating, canoeing and fishing, their lake truly sets this camp apart from other camps. Other amenities include six heated pools, tennis and basketball courts, an archery range, an amphitheater and so much more.
Camp Nabby - Mohegan Lake
The directors of Camp Nabby, Joe & Rita Bertino model their camp after the phrase, “It’s all about the kids”. Everything at Nabby is centered on providing children with the ultimate summer camp experience designed to enhance confidence, social skills and overall self-awareness. Activities such as sports, nature, gymnastics, the arts and their outdoor challenge course keep kids moving, happy and healthy all summer long.
YMCA Discovery Camp - Somers
Held on the grounds of the Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem, days are filled with science, nature, music, drama, arts & crafts, sports and swim lessons that are given off campus at the YMCA twice a week.
Purchase Day Camp - Purchase
Purchase Day Camp takes great pride in the fact that each one of their groups, as well as specialized activities, is run by a certified teacher. Each teacher is supported by other professionals and students creating superior supervision and quality in activities. Campers are exposed to a wide variety of age appropriate activities including swimming, music, mini-golf, cooking, science and nature and more.
Summer Trails Day Camp - Granite Springs
Activities at Summer Trails include swimming, climbing walls, a top-notch baseball facility with batting cages and pitchers mounds and everything you can imagine in between. Their modern amenities and expansive grounds make for maximum participation and instruction while encouraging children to express themselves as individuals. Summer Trails also offers an optional one week sleep-away experience for campers ages 10-13, traveling to the Adirondack mountains for exciting adventures and fun evening activities.
Camp Saw Mill - Mount Kisco
Located in the spacious Saw Mill Club, this day camp provides children with an exciting camp experience while providing a variety of programming to enhance self-esteem and build confidence. They offer flexible scheduling options including two, three or five day a week choices as well as full or half day programs. Camp Saw Mill also offers a sibling discount, which is great for families sending more than one child off for a fun-filled summer!
Camp Discovery at Rosenthal JCC - Croton-on-Hudson
Camp Discovery has something for every camper to love. Through their daily lineup of activities ranging from American Red Cross’ daily instructional swim, to dance and a multitude of sports, children’s creativity and confidence will shine. Older campers can look forward to weekly off-campus trips--they even offer overnight trips for the oldest campers! They also have a highly successful integrated program for children with special needs. Plus, campers will not only enjoy the perks of Discovery camp over the summer, but all year round, because enrollment also means the benefit of membership to the Rosenthal JCC for the upcoming year.
Wagon Road Camp - Chappaqua
Wagon Road Camp prides themselves on bringing together a diverse group of children from Westchester County and New York City, fostering close relationships and building confidence and self-esteem. Small group sizes and well-qualified group leaders give campers many opportunities to participate and excel at various activities such as nature study, cooking, swimming, horsemanship, drama and much more. They also provide breakfast, lunch and a snack each day for their campers consisting of healthy choices and to encourage good nutritional habits. Discounted sibling rates and discounted returning camper rates all add up to great value.
Harvey Cavalier Camp - Katonah
Located on 125 acres of open space and beautiful grounds, Harvey Cavalier provides the perfect setting for an exceptional day camp that offers over 50 different activities throughout the course of the summer. Featured activities include doll-making, hip-hop dance instruction, comic book art, computer graphics, musical instruments, yoga, calligraphy and just about anything your little one might be interested in.